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Smith Services

June 18, 2003


Services for Dennis Joseph Smith, 48, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mr. Smith died Sunday, June 15, 2003, in Lawrence.

He was born Jan. 22, 1955, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Benjamin and Donna (Kirby) Smith. He graduated from high school in Lawrence in 1973. He later graduated from Heavy Equipment Vo-Tech School in Beloit.

Mr. Smith had been employed by Lawrence High School, doing grounds and custodial work. He had also worked as a warehouse manager. He was a member of the American Legion.

He married Jaylene Sallee on April 22, 1977, in Ellsworth. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his father, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Dejae, Lawrence; a daughter, Melisa Frye, Lawrence; three brothers, Gary, Kansas City, Kan., Sam, Topeka, and James Kirby, McKinleyville, Calif.; two sisters, Lynne Hopson, Florida, and Linda Albin, Lawrence; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Dennis J. Smith Memorial Fund, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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